CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ENTERPRISES GREAT LAKES

CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ENTERPRISES GREAT LAKES

Bujumbura, Burundi

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The mission of Centre for Development and Enterprises Great Lakes is to reduce the obstacles to prosperity and opportunity based on the principles of a free society and free market in Burundi, Rwanda and the DRC.

IN THE NEWS

CDE’S KANGUKA CAMPAIGN RISES TO SAVE BURUNDI’S ECONOMY AMID LOCKDOWN

The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging lower-income countries in Africa including Burundi. Atlas Network partner, the Centre for Development and Enterprise Great Lakes (CDE) is engaging in discussions with authorities on how to limit the negative impact of public health safety measures on the economy. The CDE is working with healthca...

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CELEBRATING THE TRANSLATION OF “POVERTY & FREEDOM” INTO FIVE LANGUAGES

"Poverty & Freedom," edited by Atlas Network President Matt Warner, has been translated into French, Greek, Hindi, Spanish, and Ukrainian—an exciting step in empowering local leaders to employ local solutions to solve problems in their communities. The book offers first-hand examples of the positive impact pro-market think tanks...

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CHEETAHS ON THE MOVE! DAY ONE OF AFRICA LIBERTY FORUM 2020

Day One of Atlas Network’s 2020 African Liberty Forum was filled with history, new success stories, and great ideas about the ways in which economic liberty can transform the lives of billions of people. More than 210 participants joined via Zoom to discuss how they are responding to the challenges created by COVID-19 with thoug...

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FINALISTS FOR 2020 AFRICA LIBERTY AWARD ANNOUNCED

Atlas Network’s Africa Liberty Award celebrates think tanks throughout the region whose work most successfully encourages prosperity and human flourishing. The finalists for the 2020 Africa Liberty Award are: South African Institute of Race Relations in South Africa, Students’ Organization for Liberty and Entrepreneurship in Sou...

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CDE GREAT LAKES CHANGES ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE IN BURUNDI

Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship Great Lakes (CDE), an Atlas Network partner based in Burundi, recently launched two new programs: Great Lakes Academy, which seeks to influence the climate of ideas in Burundi, and the Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Academy, which is designed to educate the next generation of entrepreneu...

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KUTIYOTE WINS THE 2019 THINK TANK SHARK TANK PRIZE

John Mustapha Kutiyote of Students’ Organization for Liberty and Entrepreneurship (SOLE) is the winner of the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank for his pitch to end cultural discrimination that takes private property rights away from women in South Sudan. The $5,000 prize will be spent on an awareness campaign that includes special wor...

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AFRICA THINK TANK SHARK TANK CONTESTANTS ANNOUNCED

Atlas Network announces the finalists in the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank-Africa competition, which will be held during Africa Liberty Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. Three think tank professionals will pitch their projects to a panel of judges, showcasing some of the region’s most exciting new liberty-advancing projects. The competition...

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IN AFRICA, EFFECTIVE AID IS LOCAL AID

Bring up the topic of Africa to most Americans and their minds will race through images of slums, hungry children, undrinkable water, and war. For some, it’s comforting to know that the United States government invests huge sums of cash and capital in the continent, even if the goals aren’t always clear. Many Americans even cont...

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